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Nina Agdal takes her classes, the whole Barry's Bootcamp staff in Miami seeks her out for nutritional intel, and a number of Miami Heat players swear by her Pilates methods. Rachel Scherdin is one local trainer who lives and breaths nutrition and fitness. "You can find me at the grocery store reading labels," admits the 26-year-old Rochester New York native, who both owns her own nutrition company, Nutrients Lab, and teaches 15 to 20 classes a week at all three Jetset Pilates locations.
"Everyone says my class is the hardest. I'm the burpee queen." –Rachel Scherdin
This blonde beauty is as brainy as she is buff, with a masters degree in nutrition under her belt and a PHD on the way. "I lead the lifestyle I preach. I love fitness and nutrition," she admits. No kidding. In addition to being a sponsored athlete, Rachel is a USAT certified triathlon coach and has been a certified personal trainer since 2007, with a long list of clientele that ranges from celebrities to corporate professionals and companies.
But don't let her sweet demeanor fool you; Rachel's training style is anything but easy. "Everyone says my class is the hardest. I'm the burpee queen," she admits. "In all of my classes I incorporate full body exercises, and burpees are a part of it." Yes, even in the serene environment that is a Pilates studio, not even top dollar-paying clients can escape a good ol' burpee.
She loves a good run on the beach ("That's my stress release.") and is easily irked by quitters ("My biggest pet peeve is people who give up without trying."), but if you can get through one of her Jetset classes, where you'll more than likely find yourself sliding next to one of her triathlete buddies and clients, there's a surefire chance you'll get the results you expected.
"Jetset is a full body workout in 50 minutes. I love that it's strength training and that you're working your slow twitch muscle fibers," she says. "If you mix that with doing cardio two days a week, you're going to get the results you want." And if you're looking for some advice on where to begin, just follow her simple rule: "Don't be afraid to get started."
Intelligent, gorgeous, and talented, Rachel is the total package. "I love what I do. I can't imagine myself doing anything else."